Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Is In Production
Five nights were bad enough. Surviving ten was an ordeal beyond any scope of the imagination. Therefore, by sheer numerical logic, fifteen nights in this hellhole should prove to be a nightmare to remember. That's right, folks - Five Nights At Freddy's 3 is underway.
Recent visitors to indie developer Scott Cawthon's website were greeted with the following image, which replaced his 'offline' notification that had been irritating fans for two months prior:
Is that an actual human eyeball? Scary.
Upon further inspection, the image file, which boldly proclaims "I am still here", is actually titled 'fnaf3.jpg', which is obviously indicative of the third installment in the widely acclaimed horror series.
The first game, which tasked the lowly Mike Schmidt with defending himself from psychotic, animatronic pizzeria mascots, released for PC and iOS back in 2014 and quickly became a cult hit. YouTube stars such as PewdiePie and Markiplier hollered incessantly into their microphones while playing it, and for once, their reactions were justified; the game was generally accepted to be one of the most terrifying indie horror titles to come about in quite a while.
A few months (and a shockingly short development time) later, the aptly-titled Five Nights at Freddy's 2 hit our PC screens and had us filling our pants in sheer terror once more, only this time, there was more backstory and 10 robots to deal with. Quick cash grab or great game? The jury's still out.
If Cawthon's record remains untarnished for the third time running - and, as we all know, the third time's the charm - this could be the horror game of 2015. Assuming there aren't five more by the end of the year. God help us.
Five Nights At Freddy's 3 is coming for PC and mobile devices and will likely release Q1/Q2 2015.